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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:38 PM EST, Sun December 9, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

(CNN Student News) -- December 10, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Do news reports of car accidents have an impact on viewers' driving habits? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the program: What are the circumstances surrounding the death of an NFL linebacker? What do police say led to this incident? What is the frequency of deaths involving alcohol-impaired drivers? What was your reaction to this statistic?

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What is a "right-to-work" law? What have supporters and critics said about Michigan's proposed right-to-work legislation? Do you have an opinion on this issue? Why or why not? How could you find out what the labor laws are in your state? How might knowing a state's labor laws be useful to both workers and employers?

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What is the flu? How does the flu virus spread? What advice does CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta give with regard to the flu? If you were interviewing Dr. Gupta about the flu, what questions would you ask?

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What is Florida's "Python Challenge"? Why have Florida officials issued this challenge? According to the program: How were pythons introduced into the Florida Everglades? What has been the impact of these snakes on the Everglades? Can you think of other possible repercussions of introducing non-native species to an area?

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